Providing Support in Periods of Transition for Children and Adolescents with Autism

Location: London
Organiser: Public Policy Exchange

This symposium will provide social workers, teachers, and family support workers an invaluable opportunity to explore different methods in dealing with adolescents with autism during periods of transition.

It will also provide quality information on how to support families, inform teachers, and provide strategies to support children and adolescents’ transition to adulthood.  

Delegates will:

  • Assess the impact the Children and Families Act 2014 has on children and families dealing with autism
  • Share best practices on information sharing in preparation for change, using the transition from primary to secondary schools as a case study
  • Highlight the benefits of a shared-stakeholder approach to caring for children and adolescents with autism in transition, promoting enhanced co-operation between teachers, care workers and families
  • Find out  how to prepare children with autism for adolescence and, in particular, puberty
  • Learn how to support families with children and adolescents with autism
  • Discover new means of information sharing with teachers, families and social services – Optimising outreach during times of increased financial pressures
  • Be provided with the opportunity to promote best practice with leading individuals in the field – Discuss insights into their challenges with children and adolescents with autism
  • Deliberate best practice amongst peers – Promoting cooperation amongst professionals during a difficult period for social services is an online service designed to support and encourage parents and carers of children aged 5-19, with a collection of videos addressing day-to-day questions and concerns spanning wellbeing, behaviour and learning.